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Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

VileReynard
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Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

I would hate to have a single key press for that - I have enough problems hitting the Windows Key by mistake
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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

I've had keyboards like this one before now:

Think it was about 2 days before those three keys were prised out forcefully and possibly even burned. Quite happy with the multiple keypress, thanks.
Makes me think of those huge industrial paper guillotines that deliberately require two buttons to be pressed before the blade will come down, in order to make sure that your hands are nowhere near the blade. Perhaps we should make those voice activated instead? :/
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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

One button bad.
Thee buttons good.
I can't be the only one who's missed the floppy eject button and ended up powering off a PC...
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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

When I got my Win7 PC last year, one of the first things I noticed was that the power switch was on the top of the case instead of the front.
First thing I did was reprogram that button so that nothing happens when I press it. Otherwise I just knew what would happen if I was groping down there to plug in the external HDD or the SD card (both ports on the top as well)...
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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

Personally I call the CTRL ALT DEL feature a good thing - when windows screws up you have half a chance of recovering..
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Re: Gates calls Ctrl+Alt+Del command a mistake

Quote from: 7up
Personally I call the CTRL ALT DEL feature a good thing - when windows screws up you have half a chance of recovering..

I have to agree that the C.A.D 3 button combo is only a half chance, (if your lucky)
however
Don't forget the power off button and Linux distro(s) of several flavours can be the main medics for ill windows machines,
making sure that surgery is performed to give memory upgrade(s) to suit the software you require to frequent IE: labour intensive programs like Photoshop etc.
Most important keep all devices dust, crumbs, pet hairs and liquid spills etc  free